Mankind Quotes

Woody Allen

God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.. Woody Allen
God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.

Leo Buscaglia

Man created words to free himself

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged
And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that’s the chief thing, and that’s everything; nothing else is wanted - you will find out at once how to arrange it all.

Lailah Gifty Akita

We come into the world through a man and a woman. But life blessings us with
We come into the world through a man and a woman. But life blessings us with many fathers and mothers.

Dalai Lama XIV

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Albert Camus

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.. Albert Camus
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

André Gide

I do not love men: I love what devours them.

Chögyam Trungpa

We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.

E.A. Bucchianeri

Could mankind declare it was truly wise? Did man know everything on earth, or would he ever? Certainly not!

Chögyam Trungpa

If you are involved with the intensity of crescendo situations, with the intensity of tragedy, you might begin to see the humor of these situations as well. As in music, when we hear the crescendo building, suddenly if the music stops, we begin to hear the silence as part of the music.

Bram Stoker

She has man's brain-a brain that a man should have were he much gifted-and woman's heart. The good God fashioned her for a purpose, believe me when He made that so good combination.

Lailah Gifty Akita

There is beauty and power in unity. We must be united in heart and mind. One
There is beauty and power in unity.
We must be united in heart and mind.
One world, one people.

Enrico Fermi

Whatever Nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle

The word of Mohammad is a voice direct from nature's own heart - all else is wind in comparison.

Peter Adejimi

History is indeed more than the register of crime,folilies and misfortune of mankind.

C.D. Darlington

A large proportion of mankind, like pigeons and partridges, on reaching maturity, having passed through a period of playfulness or promiscuity, establish what they hope and expect will be a permanent and fertile mating relationship. This we call marriage.

James Gavin

Among leaders who have made the greatest impact through ages, I would consider Muhammad before Jesus Christ.

William Shakespeare

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.. William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.

Lailah Gifty Akita

He who want to be great must first be a servant.

Lailah Gifty Akita

What defines our world; believes, thoughts, dreams, decisions, choices and actions.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Service for one another, service for mankind,

R. N. Prasher

Young children have no past. The old have no future. The rest are too busy with present. This time-tripod holds up the world. You ignore the importance of this interdependence of the three, the world as you know it is in danger of collapsing

Lailah Gifty Akita

He who want to be served must first know how to serve.

Michel De Montaigne

Can anything be imagined so ridiculous, that this miserable and wretched creature [man], who is not so much as master of himself, but subject to the injuries of all things, should call himself master and emperor of the world, of which he has not power to know the least part, much less to command the whole?

Lailah Gifty Akita

There is no other name that mankind can be saved accept in the name of Jesus Christ, the saviour of the world.

A.W. Tozer

Whenever you see confusion, you can be sure that something is wrong. Disorder in the world implies that something is out of place. Usually, at the heart of all disorder you will find man in rebellion against God. It began in the Garden of Eden and continues to this day.

Mark Twain

What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.

Samuel Johnson

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.

Bertolt Brecht

The human race tends to remember the abuses to which it has been subjected rather than the endearments. What's left of kisses? Wounds, however, leave scars.

David McCullough

To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."

[The Title Always Comes Last; NEH 2003 Jefferson Lecturer interview profile]

Guy De Maupassant

A human being - what is a human being? Everything and nothing. Through the power of thought it can mirror everything it experiences. Through memory and knowledge it becomes a microcosm, carrying the world within itself. A mirror of things, a mirror of facts. Each human being becomes a little universe within the universe!

Arthur Conan Doyle

The devil’s agents may be of flesh and blood, may they not?

Toba Beta

If you seek for supreme predator, go find God.
He hunts the prime killer of mankind, the Satan.

Albert Camus

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.


Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.

Eric Hoffer

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.

Walpola Rahula

There is no unmoving mover behind the movement. It is only movement. It is not correct to say that life is moving, but life is movement itself. Life and movement are not two different things. In other words, there is no thinker behind the thought. Thought itself is the thinker. If you remove the thought, there is no thinker to be found.


Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than war.

H. Rider Haggard

Ah! how little knowledge does a man acquire in his life. He gathers it up like water, but like water it runs between his fingers, and yet, if his hands be but wet as though with dew, behold a generation of fools call out, 'See, he is a wise man!' Is it not so?

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Everything that looks good may not be good for you. In life, we all take chances. You must carefully examine the pros and cons. People often times have certain hidden agendas. And, you might not realize until you're in too deep.

H.P. Lovecraft

Religion is still useful among the herd - that it helps their orderly conduct as nothing
Religion is still useful among the herd - that it helps their orderly conduct as nothing else could. The crude human animal is in-eradicably superstitious, and there is every biological reason why they should be.
Take away his Christian god and saints, and he will worship something else...

Stanisław Lem

What gave you this idea of an imperfect god?'

'I don't know. It seems quite feasible to me. That is the only god I could imagine believing in, a god whose passion is not a redemption, who saves nothing, fulfills no purpose-a god who simply is.

Christoph Wolff

Music is a mixed mathematical science that concerns the origens, attributes, and distinctions of sound, out of which a cultivated and lovely melody and harmony are made, so that God is honored and praised but mankind is moved to devotion, virtue, joy, and sorrow.

Lailah Gifty Akita

God bless all mankind with faith, hope, love, joy and peace.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Look for a miracle in every encounter.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Appreciation for cultural diversity is essential for our co-existence.

Iraniya Naynesh

Man are nothing but results of genuineness, while god was busy doing mistakes.

Kurt Vonnegut

The Fourteenth Book is entitled, "What can a Thoughtful Man Hope for Mankind on Earth, Given the Experience of the Past Million Years?"
It doesn't take long to read The Fourteenth Book. It consists of one word and a period.
This is it: "Nothing.

H. Rider Haggard

Time after time have nations, ay, and rich and strong nations, learned in the arts, been, and passed away to be forgotten, so that no memory of them remains. This is but one of several; for Time eats up the works of man.

H. Rider Haggard

Strange are the pictures of the future that mankind can thus draw with this brush of faith and these many-coloured pigments of the imagination! Strange, too, that no one of them tallies with another!

Allan Wesler

People kill very important people to change the season in their life.

R. N. Prasher

Racism and religious bigotry are two essential pieces of baggage mankind carries as it moves from one century to the next.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Life is meant to be shared. We need each other.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The different kinds of work require different people to perform the task. You must fulfil your specific task.

Suzy Kassem

We are all connected. When one arm or foot is poisoned, the whole body becomes infected.

Takayuki Yamaguchi

He had been dazzled. Because of the dazzling brightness, he had had to kill [Seigen]. All who had encountered Seigen had had their hearts stolen by that brightness. That envy had turned to malice.

David Attenborough

‎Using his burgeoning intelligence, this most successful of all mammals has exploited the environment to produce food for an ever increasing population. Instead of controlling the environment for the benefit of the population, perhaps it's time we controlled the population to allow the survival of the environment.

Joseph Conrad

I remembered the old doctor, - "It would be interesting for science to watch the mental changes of individuals, on the spot." I felt I was becoming scientifically interesting.

Lailah Gifty Akita

If you observe nature daily, it brings harmony with you and God.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Our true self is made manifest in love.. Lailah Gifty Akita
Our true self is made manifest in love.

Unarine Ramaru

The sad reality of Mankind: Faith is the currency people trade in, through their ego and selfish ways.

Suzy Kassem

Had mankind listened to the Creator when he advised his children to never create his image, or give him a name, then humanity would not be so confused and divided in believing that every faith is worshiping a different god.

Mehmet Murat Ildan

Discipline is a kind of divine hand for the mankind on the matter of achieving great successes!

R. Buckminster Fuller

Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing…after they’ve tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked

Ambrose Bierce

MAN, n.
An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth and Canada.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Short men are happy, for they can pass easily through the door. Tall men are happy, for they can stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, short men are angry, for they cannot stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, tall men are angry, for they cannot pass easily through the door.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Watch out, every day miraculous encounter with you and God!

Charles De Leusse

A virgin woman has saved France as a virgin man has saved all mankind. (Une pucelle a sauvé la France, - Comme Un puceau a sauvé tous les hommes.)

John Wesley

To explain this a little further: Only the soul and the body are the natural constituent parts of men and women. The SPIRIT is not in the fundamental nature of humans but is the supernatural gift of God, TO BE FOUND IN CHRISTIANS ONLY.

Hajime Isayama

On that day, mankind received a grim reminder. We lived in fear of the Titans and were disgraced to live in these cages we called walls.

H.P. Lovecraft

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.. H.P. Lovecraft
The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.

Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

And the great question for mankind is what is to be loved or hated next, whenever and old love or fear has lost its hold.

Mike Norton

It is not what you can do for your country, but what you can do for all of mankind.

Raheel Farooq

Peace, love and beauty are goals shared by every human heart. The question is whether our minds recognize them as such.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Creation of mankind, the power of God.

Barbara W. Tuchman

Vainglory, however, no matter how much medieval Christianity insisted it was a sin, is a motor of mankind, no more eradicable than sex.

E.B. White

I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially.

Gustave Flaubert

As humanity perfects itself, man becomes degraded. When everything is reduced to the mere counter-balancing of economic interests, what room will there be for virtue? When Nature has been so subjugated that she has lost all her original forms, where will that leave the plastic arts? And so on. In the mean time, things are going to get very murky.

Edward O. Wilson

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.

Kazimir Malevich

Man, as a form, bears within him the eternal principle of being, and by economic movement along his endless path his form is also transformed, just as everything that lives in nature was transformed in him.

George Gaylord Simpson

The question “What is man?” is probably the most profound that can be asked by man. It has always been central to any system of philosophy or theology…. The point I want to make now is that all attempts to answer that question before 1859 are worthless and that we will be better off if we ignore them completely.

Daniel J. Rice

...returning to nature has been a dream present in the minds of every generation since mankind first left nature.

J. Robert Oppenheimer

There are no secrets about the world of nature. There are secrets about the thoughts and intentions of men.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man's condition is a solution in hieroglyphic to those inquiries he would put. He acts it as life, before he apprehends it as truth. In like manner, nature is already, in its forms and tendencies, describing its own design. Let us interrogate the great apparition, that shines so peacefully around us. Let us inquire, to what end is nature?

Christopher Buehlman

He gets away with it because he's strong.'
'This is the story of mankind.'
'I thought you were going to be a priest at one point.'
'Yes. But then I read the newspaper.

Alberto Caeiro

It’s an already inside outside,
The philosophers say it’s the soul
But it’s not the soul: it’s the animal or the man itself
In its way of existing.


Does mankind truly hate itself? How can one surmount such irreverence?

Maria Goeppert Mayer

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man.

Charles Manson

Animals shouldn’t be hunted and nature shouldn’t be disturbed, even destroyed, to benefit the whims of mankind

Robin Hobb

I feared my own kind more than anything the natural world could ever threaten me with.

Thomas More

Kindness and good nature unite men more effectually and with greater strength than any agreements whatsoever, since thereby the engagements of men's hearts become stronger than the bond and obligation of words.

Rick Riordan

It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.

Toba Beta

In a reality known as the garden of beautiful eden,
Adam is dreaming about his sinful children on earth.
He is struggling to wake up from a terrible nightmare.

Christopher Hawke

Mankind made up a version of reality we could all live in.

Karel Čapek

Everyone has the best of feelings towards mankind in general, but not towards the individual man. We'll kill men, but we want to save mankind. And that isn't right, your Reverence. The world will be an evil place as long as people don't believe in other people.

David Baldacci

All you have to do [to win a Pulitzer Prize] is spend your life running from one awful place to another, write about every horrible thing you see. The civilized world reads about it, then forgets it, but pats you on the head for doing it and gives you a reward as appreciation for changing nothing.

Amit Kalantri

Man kept control over the machines he created, I wish God would have done the same with the man he created.

Kary Mullis

Science, like nothing else among the institutions of mankind, grows like a weed every year. Art is subject to arbitrary fashion, religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself, law shuttles between freeing us and enslaving us.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Accept yourself, seek the divinity within you.

W.A.R. Gibb

The Message of Mohammad is not a set of metaphysical phenomena. It is a complete civilization.

R. N. Prasher

Earth" is not too long an address. It is the parts which make us forget the way.

K. Hari Kumar

Not just charity, even corruption begins at home.

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